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Android 11 Beta 2 Released: Platform stability and changes in features

The first beta of Google’s Android 11 introduced a number of new features such as people-centric features, smart device controls, and new privacy options. By moving forwards to its launch in the Q3, Google today pushed the second beta of Android 11 with Platform stability.

According to Google, Android 11’s second beta has achieved a new milestone “Platform Stability”. This means that the final version of Android 11 will not be much of different compared to Android 11 beta 2.

Android 11 Timeline

What is platform Stability?

Platform Stability means that all app-facing surfaces and behaviors are now final in Android 11. This includes not only final SDK and NDK APIs, but also final system behaviors and restrictions on non-SDK interfaces that may affect apps. So from Beta 2, developers can release compatibility updates with confidence that the platform won’t change.

Changes in Feature?

Although, Google has not published the information regarding the changes made into this new beta but 9to5Google has explored this latest software addition and found the following changes in the system.

  1. Added new Now Play history button in the notification bar.
  2. Screenshots will appear in the notification shade.
  3. Added a corner icon to resize the picture-in-picture mode.
  4. Removed ‘Clock’ tab from Pixel Themes.
  5. Power off and Restart options merged into a single button.
  6. Simplified Recent menu actions.
  7. Shortened the notification section titles.
  8. Conversations get separate settings menu.
  9. Media Controls redesigned and now can’t be disabled manually.
  10. Added non material ripple effect in notification bar media controls.
  11. Added new Screen Record option in the quick settings.
  12. Users can now also record system audio.

Android 11 Beta

Also, Read:

Android 11: Everything you need to know

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